For someone who plans/writes/reads about wedding all day, every day, I’m not really what you’d call a girly girl. When I’m putting the next day’s post together, I’m usually watching Die Hard. But I have absolutely fallen in love with the Ruffles & Dots design – an elegant, ultra feminine combination of blush pink, floating ruffles, and petite black and white polka dots!
When it comes to ruffles, most brides would gravitate towards their gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses, but there are so many ways to incorporate ruffles throughout the wedding design! Ruffled cakes have become some of my favorites – thick fondant ridges, flirty buttercream trim, or feather-light sugar stacks like layers on a petticoat – there are so many ways to add a little (or a lot) ruffle to your cake. Lush flowers like peonies, dahlias, and garden roses carry the theme to your florals as well. Polka dots can come into play in accent pieces that could use a pop of pattern – bridesmaids’ dresses and your accessories, of course – as well as stationery and other paper goods. The dots add an air of playfulness, which can be leavened with an elegant palette of blush pink and slate gray for a black tie worthy wedding, or punched up with bright colors to keep things whimsical!
Photo Credits: Epic Ruffled Wedding Dress by Lazaro | ‘It Was Always You’ Cards by BHLDN | Peony & Dahlia Bouquet – Photography by Adam Barnes, Florals by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, Bride’s Dress by Jim Hjelm | Deja Dot Dress by Anthropologie | Peony Ruffle Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge | Polka Dot Mary Janes by BHLDN | Peony & Dahlia Centerpiece – Photography by Jose Villa, Florals by Florette Designs | Polka Dot Straws by Thatch and Thistle Co. | Ruffled Bouquet Wrap – Photography by Aaron Delesie